The Vitamin Cs of Healthy Relationships
Essential for the mind/body/spiritual connection, vitamin C heals connective tissues and the neural relationship between brain cells. Those with vitamin C deficiency have reduced cognitive function and energy levels, making problem-solving and mood management more difficult.
Boundaries: A Guide to Making Essential Life Decisions
Establishing boundaries is one of the best ways to preserve your emotional energy and define who and what you allow in your life. Most importantly, you internalize the message that you teach people how to treat you.
How to Help a Grieving Friend
There’s a catch-22 in grief support: because we don’t talk about the realities of grief in our culture, no one really knows how to help. This is true for friends and family members and for the pros. The people who can best tell us how to help — grieving people themselves — don’t have the energy, interest, or capacity to teach anyone how to be supportive.
5 Major Life Events That Impact Women’s Mental Health
Mental health issues widely affect both men and women, so regardless of gender, we should all be taking our mental health seriously. That said, there are certain mental health issues that affect women most, and this is due to a mixture of biological factors, and socio-cultural influences.
The concept of mindfulness involves focusing on your present situation and state of mind. This can mean awareness of your surroundings, emotions, and breathing—or, more simply, enjoying each bite of a really good sandwich. Research in recent decades has linked mindfulness practices to a staggering collection of possible health benefits.
See how mindfulness helps you live in the moment (Mayo Clinic).
The Stress of Storms
The effects of trauma this hurricane season have cut to the core for many of us. From Texas to Florida, we now share an understanding, a unity, and a much deeper compassion for one another.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous) is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.
From the Publisher There are “No Old Topics” When it Comes to Mental Health Education
It illuminates how helpless a family can become in trying to cope with a loved one who has developed a mental illness. These feelings of helplessness extend not only to the clinical management of the illness, but also to the extreme harshness brought on by the stigma towards people with mental illness.
Trapped in A Fugue: Jimmy’s Story
He was the first-born male in a loving Jewish family. He came into the world destined for greatness and surrounded with love. He fulfilled every family prophecy and expectation throughout school, and became class valedictorian. He graduated with honors, scored a nearly perfect score on the SAT test, and was accepted by every college to which he applied, except Princeton. He never got over the fact that Princeton had turned him down.